♦ Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pan or line with paper or foil liners.
♦ (Foil will need to be removed before you reheat muffins in the microwave)
♦ In large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder and seasonings. Set aside.
♦ In another bowl, lightly beat eggs with a fork, combine with milk, butter, onion, red pepper, bacon, and cheese.
♦ Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
♦ Mix together, just until all ingredients are moistened.
♦ Fill muffin cups evenly, about 1/2 cup each.
♦ Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
♦ Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, gently turn out and cool completely on a wire rack.
♦ Store in an air-tight container in fridge or freezer.
♦ For a quick breakfast, heat in microwave for 30 seconds, 45-60 sec. if muffins are frozen.
♦ Serve with fruit.
Makes 12 muffins.
~ These would be great paired with a cream soup or salad for lunch or supper too.
~ They're even better reheated, so this is the perfect make-ahead recipe!